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The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology By Kate de Medeiros (Miami University)

The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology by Kate de Medeiros (Miami University)

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Summary

This compact, focused guide is perfect for students and others new to the field of gerontology. Features include further reading for each chapter, a glossary of key terms, and tables that provide easy reference points.

The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology Summary

The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology by Kate de Medeiros (Miami University)

As the field of aging and gerontology grows worldwide, this exciting guide introduces students to key issues and concepts. It covers topics related to the phenomena of advancing aging, including how older age has been defined historically, cultural myths related to advanced age, health and function in later life, how older age is financed throughout the world, and other key questions. Taking a multiple-perspective approach (including humanities, social and behavioral sciences and policy studies), the book's features include further reading for each chapter, a glossary of key terms, and tables that provide easy reference points.

The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology Reviews

"Unique and bold, it is a serious consideration for anyone teaching an interdisciplinary introduction to gerontology course. Indeed, I will be sharing it with colleagues at my university." The Gerontologist
"It is an informative, thought-provoking overview of key issues in the field of ageing and gerontology, which draws on a range of disciplines and standpoints. Students and those new to the field will find this a lucid, easy to read exposition of ageing and gerontology. This work is a welcomed addition to the field. It is very well written and organised." Population Ageing
"This compact, focused guide is perfect for students and others new to the field of gerontology." Thomas Cole, The University of Texas
"An outstanding, invaluable guide to research in gerontology. The range of areas covered is hugely impressive." Chris Phillipson, The University of Manchester

About Kate de Medeiros (Miami University)

Dr. Kate de Medeiros is Associate Professor of Gerontology at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, USA. De Medeiros earned her PhD in gerontology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research has been funded by agencies such as the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, and the Alzheimer's Association.

Table of Contents

Contents; Preface; Age and Aging; Gerontology: A Historical Overview; Myths and Common Assumptions About Aging; Health and Functional Abilities in Later Life; Rethinking Family and Family Structures; Death, Grief, Loss and Loneliness; Social Location and Place; Financing Old Age; Narrative and Creativity; Glossary.

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NGR9781447328384
9781447328384
1447328388
The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology by Kate de Medeiros (Miami University)
New
Paperback
Policy Press
2016-11-01
176
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